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Old 06-13-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default OT -What is the best way to find the best Orthopedic surgeon?

So if you needed to find a new Ortho surgeon for a consult and you had pretty good insurance and lived in a big city like Chicago how would you go about finding the best guy?

Add to the hypothetical senario that the last guy you may have had is no longer with the group and he/she may not have helped you the 1st time so you really don't want to rush into anything especially if you may hypothetically have a damaged nerve in your lumbar area to go with you hypothetically permanent nerve damage in your upper neck.

Hypothetically...you would want a rock star so how would you find that rock star?
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ask for a 2nd opinion?
Then I would have to hypothetically find 2 rock stars.

BTW lets say one did get 2 opinions the 1st time?
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The key is definitely adding "mutha****in" in the search box... AND make sure you use "Chi town" instead of chicago. That way, you're absolutely CERTAIN to find a surgeon that's boss. try that and lemme know if it helps
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Don't you have friends? Co-workers? I mean, I would start by asking friends and co-workers for names, and then googling or asking around from there.
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Don't you have friends? Co-workers? I mean, I would start by asking friends and co-workers for names, and then googling or asking around from there.
I have worked in IT for 2 Hospitals and a major Dr Clinic since 1989. All I have heard about were the lawsuits and bad doc's, the Clinic didn't have a major surgery group that the hospitals had.

The thing is when I ask the practice managers their take they all give me a different name and a dude one person likes another says to stay away.

So how the **** is one supposed to find the best guy who won't paralyze me or do the surgery but leave me in the same state of nerve damage after a $75,000 surgery?

I really don't want to have to drive down to Rush but I am leaning that way if the insurance covers it. They are a teaching hospital and supposed to be the best in the area. I was just hoping someone here may have had experience finding who the best surgeons are.
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I severely broke my leg 5 years ago and the ambulance took me to the only hospital in town that would touch it and then they called one of the best surgeons to come and treat me. Not the best way to find out but he seems very well known throughout the medical field in town as being the surgeon who does a lot of sport and trauma orthopedic injuries so your best bet would be word of mouth.
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i dont know anything about this, except my dad has been going to rush for his hands and pain management for several years. do it right if you have the opportunity.
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So if you needed to find a new Ortho surgeon for a consult and you had pretty good insurance and lived in a big city like Chicago how would you go about finding the best guy?

Add to the hypothetical senario that the last guy you may have had is no longer with the group and he/she may not have helped you the 1st time so you really don't want to rush into anything especially if you may hypothetically have a damaged nerve in your lumbar area to go with you hypothetically permanent nerve damage in your upper neck.

Hypothetically...you would want a rock star so how would you find that rock star?

Here's a thought - well, first off, is this surgeon going to be doing "more" work? Is this going to be something reconstructive in nature due to previous work? If that's the case, you might be able to narrow it down THAT way.

But, I was thinking maybe look into who does work on professional athletes in the chicago area? It would seem like those types might be some of the better ones, just because they're working with million dollar bodies.

Also, the teaching hospital might have some really good leads for you. They probably have an extensive list of graduates, how they're doing, etc.
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I have worked in IT for 2 Hospitals and a major Dr Clinic since 1989. All I have heard about were the lawsuits and bad doc's, the Clinic didn't have a major surgery group that the hospitals had.

The thing is when I ask the practice managers their take they all give me a different name and a dude one person likes another says to stay away.

So how the **** is one supposed to find the best guy who won't paralyze me or do the surgery but leave me in the same state of nerve damage after a $75,000 surgery?

I really don't want to have to drive down to Rush but I am leaning that way if the insurance covers it. They are a teaching hospital and supposed to be the best in the area. I was just hoping someone here may have had experience finding who the best surgeons are.

Dr. Jannsen right here in the Denver area is tops IMO.

He has performed successful surgeries on two friends of mine and one for a supplier of mine.


I think his clinic is called the Center for spinal disorders and is located in thornton.
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Dr. Jannsen right here in the Denver area is tops IMO.

He has performed successful surgeries on two friends of mine and one for a supplier of mine.


I think his clinic is called the Center for spinal disorders and is located in thornton.
Thanks but I am in the far west suburbs of Chicago.

I found a Rush Ortho doc who has an office out by me so I don't have to drive an hour in non-rush hour traffic. Now I just have to find out if he is covered on our insurance.
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There's a good one in Vail, Colorado at the Vail clinic I believe.
Also, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, (I think that's the name of the hospital) is one of the best trauma centers in the nation and have some of the top specialists in just about anything you want to take care of...
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Thanks but I am in the far west suburbs of Chicago.

I found a Rush Ortho doc who has an office out by me so I don't have to drive an hour in non-rush hour traffic. Now I just have to find out if he is covered on our insurance.

I had one botched spinal surgery back in the 70s and I definately would fly across the frigging globe before I allowed someone to slice me open again.

anywhoo, good luck to you
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So if you needed to find a new Ortho surgeon for a consult and you had pretty good insurance and lived in a big city like Chicago how would you go about finding the best guy?

Add to the hypothetical senario that the last guy you may have had is no longer with the group and he/she may not have helped you the 1st time so you really don't want to rush into anything especially if you may hypothetically have a damaged nerve in your lumbar area to go with you hypothetically permanent nerve damage in your upper neck.

Hypothetically...you would want a rock star so how would you find that rock star?
I think I'd rather have a neurosurgeon performing my spinal surgery. There is some crossover with orthopods performing spine surgery... but those guys don't have anywhere near comparable training IMO.
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I think I'd rather have a neurosurgeon performing my spinal surgery. There is some crossover with orthopods performing spine surgery... but those guys don't have anywhere near comparable training IMO.
Thanks, this is what I was hoping to find.

So you would recommend a Neurosurgeon even if it was for lower lumbar (level 5 or 6?) I am confused.

Have you seen those minimally invasaive procedures where they shim the cartalige with metal (titanium?) to shore it up and help prevent the need of more surgery as the degeneration is slowed?

Thanks to the Med of the Medical world here!
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I have had almost no experience with spinal surgery, so I can't be of much help in the particulars. I just know that the majority of neurosurgeon training (6-7 years) is spinal surgery. Orthopaedic spine surgeons typically do 1-2 years of fellowship after orthopaedic residency. Comparing a neurosurgeon to an orthopod is like comparing a concert pianist to a neanderthal. If I have a bulging disc, I'm going to a neurosurgeon.
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I have had almost no experience with spinal surgery, so I can't be of much help in the particulars. I just know that the majority of neurosurgeon training (6-7 years) is spinal surgery. Orthopaedic spine surgeons typically do 1-2 years of fellowship after orthopaedic residency. Comparing a neurosurgeon to an orthopod is like comparing a concert pianist to a neanderthal. If I have a bulging disc, I'm going to a neurosurgeon.

I've lived through years of misdiagnosis until I finally visited Dr Jansen. He is one of the top neurosurgeons in the Denver area. IMO it would definately be worth a plane ticket to see one of the best when considering spinal surgery/ reconstruction/fusion. Regardless, second opinions are something to consider before opting to "go under the knife" for spinal issues.
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